Floating SCUBA Staycation of your life
DiveRACE welcomes you on board.
DiveRACE has been operating the Similan Islands since 2009 and is well known for providing comfort and quality service on our spacious liveaboard during all our Phuket dive trips. Our 34.5m by 7.5m steel hulled liveaboard was designed and constructed from the ground up. The purpose of our liveaboard design was to provide the best in terms of comfort, large cabins, stability and safety for all our guests.
As we strongly believe in travelling well, diving should not be an exception. Our scuba liveaboard trips are limited to a maximum of 20 guests which means no overcrowding. Transfer to and from your hotels are included in the itinerary. The cabins on board are fitted with 10-inch mattresses with hotel quality linen and have their own private attached bathrooms.
At our spacious dive deck, our dive operations ensure that guests are allocated their personal seats so that they are able to gear up comfortably. Dive guide ratio is typically 1 to 4 guests or lesser.
Food on board is curated by the season and offers the best cuisine using local ingredients. We serve our dishes a la carte style with a well-balanced menu throughout the cruise.
Embark on your dive trip to the best places in Thailand. Make your diving holiday a hassle-free DiveRACE experience.
Thailand Liveaboard Experience
Delectable meals served to ensure you never go hungry. International cuisine to suit the palates all of our guests.
Well furnished cabins with attached private washrooms to provide premium comfort on board. Floating hotel that is stable and secure.
Our experienced & professional dive guides will show you the wonders each dive site. Maybe take a scuba course and learn new skills.
Come back for more dive trips to new and old dive destinations. Rest assured that you are in the same good hands.
Thailand Liveaboard Destinations
Phuket is arguably the most popular island destination in the world. It is well known for its beaches and larger than life parties with its people welcoming tourists from all over the world. Being situated in the Andaman Sea, Phuket serves as a hub for tourists to enter Thailand and visit the nearby famous Similan Islands National Park in the Northwest or the beautiful Hin Deang / Hin Muang in the South. These dive destinations are home to an abundance of large pelagics (Whale Sharks and Oceanic Manta Rays) and macro subjects (seahorses, ghost pipefishes, etc). These are definitely the best spots for a dive trip in Thailand!
Best time to visit these islands is from October to May when it is the dry season and diving conditions are at their best. Phuket liveaboard diving is the way to go as multiple day itineraries allow divers to access the islands which are far away from the mainland.
The dive sites in the South Andaman is made mainly of Limestone rock which forms beautiful structures above and below the sea. Marine life thrives in these waters with the occasional whale sharks at 8 Mile Rock or schooling fishes at Stonehenge. Definitely a must go destination for a dive trip in Thailand!
An old sand dredger that was purposely sunk to create an artificial reef. It sits at a sandy bottom of 20m and has been broken up due to the tsunami in 2006. We see schooling fishes and lots of different morays, such as honeycomb, white eye, giant etc. This wreck is a great way to finish up your Phuket liveaboard dive trip as it is located nearby to the pier.
The top dive site in Thailand is shaped like a horseshoe and in the middle of nowhere. Due to its location and terrain, it attracts an abundance of marine life from the small seahorses to the large whalesharks! Schooling fishes surround the rock and a variety of life from deep to shallow makes the whole dive fun. Weather and condition permitting, we always try to dive here 2 to 3 times to maximise our chances to see stuff.
A dive site with massive underwater boulders that spans from 14m to 40m, the strongest currents within the itinerary can be found here. Alot of gorgonian sea fans thrive in this environment with resident giant groupers and the largest school of barracudas always nearby. This is a good spot for the occasional mantas and whalesharks, especially during dusk.
Koh Bon is the most popular dive site to dive with large oceanic manta rays during a Phuket liveaboard dive trip. Mantas love hanging out at the underwater ridge where the strong currents converge to bring plenty of food for them. It is possible to dive with whalesharks here too! Large school of trevallies and rainbow runners are a constant sighting.
Similan Islands Diving
These nine beautiful islands are gazetted as a national park and have the best diving around these waters. Island number 1 to 3 are off-limits as it is meant to be a turtle sanctuary. Divers get to dive from islands 4 to 9 with various dive sites spread in between.
Too Good to be True?
We ain’t bluffing when we say we want to give you an awesome scuba liveaboard trip!
Let our guests tell you what is great about dive trips to Thailand with us!
Step by Step Guide on How to Start Your Scuba Liveaboard Trips
Wanna join us on our next dive trip to Thailand?
Jul 2, 2020
Choose your dates or destinations
We go to multiple locations that allows you to get wet! Short weekend dive trips or long haul dive trips in Thailand - your choice.
Choose your cabin type
coming as a couple or as friends or even as a solo diver? we have all kinds of cabin types to cater to all needs. Large group that want to do full charter - even better!
We know it may be tough to make a full payment at times. Fret not! we have spilt the payment into 3 portions.
- 10% - to confirm your bookings
- 40% - within 14 days of your bookings
- 50% - 60 days before your trip departure date
- 10% payment (you can change your mind within 24hrs and we will fully refund you)
- If the trip is less than 60days away, full payment will have to be collected (still got 24hrs to consider)
Can’t remember your passport details? Us too. That is why we give you all the time you need to give us the details. Maybe not ALL the time, but you get what we are saying.
Pack your bags and here we go
make sure to pack your swim wear cause you are going for a HOLIDAY! Just don’t forget the rest of the important stuff too - like your passport.
There is always a 1st time
You won’t regret joining our scuba liveaboard trips. For making that giant stride of faith, enjoy a discount code “NOREGRETS” for your 1st time with DiveRACE.